CBGs for Service Members

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CBGs for Service Members

A connection source to supply military personnel -- both away and returned -- with a handcrafted instrument.
This not limited to the US, folks! Any servicemember, any country.
The Cigar Box Nation has no borders.

Members: 410
Latest Activity: 7 hours ago

PLEASE START A NEW DISCUSSION TOPIC THREAD FOR EACH INSTRUMENT OFFERED OR FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL LOOKING FOR MUSIC! We'll use the Comments section for other general stuff.

 

And a friendly reminder:  please do not post personal info like an email address or your shipping address here.  Your builder or servicemember will get that info from you via personal message once you've been matched. 

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Looking for a CBG - Matched !!

Started by jerry k. mccarley. Last reply by Huntz Meyer 7 hours ago. 4 Replies

Hello to all. I am looking for a CBG for a great friend of mine who is being promoted to LTC. He has been deployed 5 times and is not only a friend, but a great dad and officer. He is an avid guitar and banjo player and I know he would love a CBG. I…Continue

Hello From Overseas - Matched!!

Started by Cort Calkins. Last reply by Huntz Meyer on Wednesday. 3 Replies

I'm an Army medic and have been deployed for a little over a month now. I just started learning guitar and then found out that I was deploying. I couldn't bring my guitar here, so I started looking at different small guitars and came across cigar…Continue

CBG's for Denmark ? - Matched!!

Started by Ole Rasmussen. Last reply by Ole Rasmussen on Wednesday. 5 Replies

  Hi - I'm an Air Force Chaplain from Denmark, Who just joined this Group. I was already a member of the Facebook-Group for Martin BackpackerGuitars, because I always bring one of these when deployed. This is where I was told to visit the CBG-Group…Continue

Deployed member new to CBN and amazed at this site

Started by Eric. Last reply by Eric Jul 15. 4 Replies

I am blown away at this site and am amazed at the instruments. I have played guitar during several deployments and have never ran across anything like this. I have sat and watched several Youtube videos of people playing and building them. I am…Continue

Two Requests for Deployed Members - Matched!!

Started by Kenyun Willis. Last reply by Huntz Meyer Jul 5. 7 Replies

Greetings CBG'ers,My name is Ken and I'm currently deployed to Afghanistan as a First Sergeant.  I have two requests for Cigar Box Guitars.  The first is for a young man in my unit who has a birthday coming up (early August).  He plays Ukulele and I…Continue

Hello from an Air Force veteran - Matched!!

Started by Kevin Weilacher. Last reply by Kevin Weilacher May 31. 5 Replies

First.....I don't know if I am posting this correctly....I had sent a note already but it appears that it went to the *Group* so I'm not sure if that was correct. I then saw this Add A Discussion button and figured I would give that a try.... I'm a…Continue

Hello - Matched!!

Started by Caleb . Last reply by Caleb May 15. 4 Replies

I am currently in the air force stationed at LRAFB. I have served in OEF AND OIF. My friend got me very interested in cigar box guitars and told me about this site and the wonderful work that yall are doing for service men and women like myself. I…Continue

Cbg in Iraq - Matched!!

Started by Jeremy. Last reply by Dan Sleep Mar 28. 4 Replies

Good afternoon everyone, I would have to say this is the first time I've seen a cigar box guitar and I would have to say they look amazing. I'm an Air Force weatherman, I'm sure you're laughing but its true, currently deployed to Iraq and would…Continue

Canadian Army!! - Matched!!

Started by Wesley Logan. Last reply by Henry Dervaric Feb 9. 10 Replies

Good day, eh!!  Thank you for letting me join your group!!  I couldn't figure out how to post a new discussion so I sent a message to all members of the group...........sorry..........LOLI have been in the Canadian Army for almost 28 years and am…Continue

Long time idea - Matched!!

Started by Jared McNulty. Last reply by Huntz Meyer Jan 31. 5 Replies

Hello, I am just a vet now but was a grunt for eight years. Served in Korea and Mosul Iraq. I first learned of these instruments from a buddy from Kentucky. He told me about them and I thought he was joking, that there was no way this was possible.…Continue

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Comment by PhilUSAFRet on February 8, 2016 at 6:21pm

Just wondering how a "CBG for Service Members Sponsorship Program" would work.  People who aren't skilled builders providing some financial support  builders who have trouble "affording" providing a CBG with shipping and all?

Comment by Huntz Meyer on January 20, 2016 at 7:13pm

Rusty,Welcome aboard!  Most overseas shipments are to an APO address, and run $16-20 for USPS Priority Mail.  Watch your carton size - an inch here or there can make a big difference. We knock apart cardboard boxes and cut and fold them custom to the guitar.  We fit it close, with no padding sides or bottom, and just an inch over the top.

Considering the 'payments' the Service Members are making to this country, it's just a drop in the bucket and we don't mind paying it.

Comment by Rusty Summer on January 20, 2016 at 6:14pm

I am looking forward to participating in this when a service member posts. How much does it cost to ship a cbg overseas? Is there a less expensive way to do it?

Comment by Matthew Borczon on November 11, 2015 at 9:34am

Hi all, I am the guy in the picture on this forum. My name is Matt Borczon and 5 years ago I was stationed on Camp Bastion in Afghanistan. Wichita Sam sent me a guitar, it is in the picture. Later Diane from Chicago built me a dulcijo that is still one of my treasured instruments. This started a movement that became this group. So on this veterans day I just want to say thank you to all you builders who have helped out all our servicemen. You can not imagine the incredible feeling it is to open a package out in the desert and receive the gift of music in such a unique and incredible way. The good you do for all our troops is beyond measure. I am so proud to be a small part of all of this but it is you who build for our guys who deserve all the thanks. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING.....HM1 Matthew Borczon USNR

Comment by GARAGE HERMIT on October 5, 2015 at 3:17am

your lucky over in the US, i wanted to send a CBG over to a british service man/woman, (i'm in the UK) but after contacing the MOD, they would'nt let me send one, said there was more important item's to be loaded on to plane's, helicopter's etc, at least i tried, 

Comment by Ukulele Ray on September 27, 2015 at 6:52pm

I'm thrilled to be a part of this group. As a veteran, I served in the Navy and packed a ukulele everywhere I was deployed. A tradition carried on from my Grandfather, who survived 2 wars with his uke. I've continued to serve by donating my time and talent, performing at VA Hospitals throughout California and donate my camouflage "Pocket-Leles" to a group called "Ukes For Troops," sending ukuleles overseas. God bless this group and its efforts!

Comment by Bill Turner (Wunkyman) on June 14, 2015 at 10:20pm

Will, What I understand is that they provide a traditional 6 string and lessons to the vets.

Comment by Dan Sleep on June 14, 2015 at 9:46pm

Hi Will, nope, I have never heard of them.

Comment by Will King on June 14, 2015 at 9:28pm

Has anyone here worked with G4V (Guitars For Veterans Program in Veterans Medical Centers)?

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Looking for a CBG - Matched !!

Started by jerry k. mccarley. Last reply by Huntz Meyer 7 hours ago. 4 Replies

Hello From Overseas - Matched!!

Started by Cort Calkins. Last reply by Huntz Meyer on Wednesday. 3 Replies

CBG's for Denmark ? - Matched!!

Started by Ole Rasmussen. Last reply by Ole Rasmussen on Wednesday. 5 Replies

Two Requests for Deployed Members - Matched!!

Started by Kenyun Willis. Last reply by Huntz Meyer Jul 5. 7 Replies

Hello from an Air Force veteran - Matched!!

Started by Kevin Weilacher. Last reply by Kevin Weilacher May 31. 5 Replies

Hello - Matched!!

Started by Caleb . Last reply by Caleb May 15. 4 Replies

Cbg in Iraq - Matched!!

Started by Jeremy. Last reply by Dan Sleep Mar 28. 4 Replies

Canadian Army!! - Matched!!

Started by Wesley Logan. Last reply by Henry Dervaric Feb 9. 10 Replies

Long time idea - Matched!!

Started by Jared McNulty. Last reply by Huntz Meyer Jan 31. 5 Replies

Hello All, - Matched!!

Started by Borden Moody. Last reply by Borden Moody Jan 27. 9 Replies

Hello CGB'ers - Matched!!

Started by Dani Basaldua. Last reply by Dani Basaldua Jan 22. 7 Replies

So glad to be welcomed to the community! - Matched!!

Started by Frances Santiago. Last reply by Frances Santiago Jan 4. 6 Replies

hello everyone - Matched!!

Started by Shaughn Quarles. Last reply by Shaughn Quarles Dec 16, 2015. 8 Replies

Wow! Color me impressed - Matched!!

Started by Nikko Jensen. Last reply by Nikko Jensen Dec 7, 2015. 7 Replies

Looking for service members to send care packages to

Started by Heather Hamilton. Last reply by Bill Turner (Wunkyman) Nov 28, 2015. 1 Reply

A message from Garrett Wilson - Matched!!

Started by Dan Sleep. Last reply by Garrett Wilson Oct 22, 2015. 11 Replies

hello - Matched!!

Started by Christopher Evans. Last reply by Garrett Wilson Oct 9, 2015. 32 Replies

Preparing for Deployment - Matched!

Started by Taylor Triplett. Last reply by Taylor Triplett Sep 10, 2015. 8 Replies

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